diwolf writes: "For the past few years, I've been looking for a program that would allow me to easily bill clients, integrate easily with PayPal, and allow my designers/programmers to record their time — all without messy spreadsheets or monthly fees. I stumbled across a program called Pancake App that charges a one-time fee of $49 and is, frankly, amazing. Billing, proposals, estimates, payment integration, great support, and a very slick interface. API access allows you to easily connect Gravity Forms to Pancake. There's no monthly fees, no per-user fees, no per-client fees. I have absolutely no interest in any of these companies other than that of a happy customer."
Apple ships a HDMI (male) to DVI (female) dongle with every single Mac Mini they sell. So, what exactly will happen to those dongles? It's a male HDMI on one end but not the other (which breaks the spec).
diwolf writes: "The SONY TWA/T Camera Case comes in black, brown and red. Unfortunately, a Pink TWA/T didn't make the cut. SONY strikes again with an amazingly stupid name for a camera case. For those who don't know, a TWA/T is a colloquialism for a part of the female anatomy..."
Each person who buys the program downloads a *customized* download. It has their name, company name and address EMBEDDED in the program. No serial #'s, etc.. just a download that will install cleanly; but, with the contact info of the purchaser nicely embedded in the program. Look, no piracy.
vBulletin does something similar with their product BTW...
linear a writes: I've noticed that quite a few web sites do *not* encrypt user passwords. I've gotten into the habit of hitting the "email me my password" from them to see what happens. So far I've found maybe 6 that must store passwords in clear since they were able to return the original password back to me. Clearly this is Bad Security Practice. Also, I've had notably bad progress when I ask them to fix this practice. Some of these are sites one would clearly expect to have better security (e.g., a software vendor and an online bank).
Do you have thoughts on how to better encourage better password practice at these places? Also, is this is really as common as it seems to be for me?